A handy stick to beat us with, in case we vote No

Just over four weeks ago, on February 2, the government signed a modification to an EU treaty that contains a provision potentially very menacing to Irish interests.

4th March, 2012
A handy stick to beat us with, in case we vote No
This modification to the ESM treaty was not quite done in secret, but it was certainly not conducted in conditions of full transparency.

Just over four weeks ago, on February 2, the government signed a modification to an EU treaty that, according to government ministers, contains a provision potentially very menacing to Irish interests.

No announcement was made of the signing of this modified treaty, no press release was issued (certainly none posted on the Department of Finance website) and no formal Dáil statement was made about this development, even though it had very considerable potential consequences for this...

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